Shooting percentage is a hockey player’s percentage of shots that are goals.
A higher shooting percentage is a sign of a player that frequently scores for each shot on goal they take.
Formula – How to calculate shooting percentage
Shooting Percentage = Goals Scored ÷ Shots on Goal
- A “goal” is a shot that goes in the net. Include empty net goals. Do not include goals from a shootout.
- A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots) and shots that miss the net (missed shots). Do not include shots in a shootout. Include empty net shots.
A player makes 78 shots on goal and in that time scores 22 goals.
22 goals ÷ 78 shots = 0.282.
This player’s shooting percentage is 0.282, or 28.2%